Doesn't make it ok.anarky wrote:Guns 'n' Roses = Axl Rose, Slash, Duff McKagen, and a rhythm guitarist and drummer. Hasn't stopped Axl from using the name for his vanity projects.
But Slash and Santana never had a permanent lead singer they formed the band with (might be wrong about Santana). Slash isn't a vocalist. He put together a band to play for him, AKA hired help. Scott Weiland wasn't hired help. He is a founding member (He's kind of THE founding member if you want to get specific).jjreason wrote:Slash & Santana both put out records over the past few years with rotating vocalists (including some fairly interesting choices like Ian Astbury from The Cult on the Slash record). It's what bands do when their singers quit, die or don't want to do it anymore.
Homeboy sticks to the bottle these days. He's been off the H since fairly early Velvet Revolver.jjreason wrote:Which is it for Weiland anyhow? Are you guys 100 percent sure he's not dead from the drugs & that's some weird lipsyncing doppleganger you got pics with?
I think it's all a petty cash grab and a Fuck You to Scott since they couldn't get along. And I'm sure all the press they're getting out of it pleases them to no end.anarky wrote:Since they dropped the STP name twice before to record with other vocalists, it would've made sense to do it again. I'm guessing either A) they think Weiland's out for good now, or B) they're looking at the sales from their side projects and decided to be more mercenary because the STP name will sell more.
The last few years have been an amazing experience. I got to create and perform with one of the greatest rock bands of our generation, that had so much influence on me growing up. With the amount of time STP deserves, in addition to being in Linkin Park, and with the needs of my family, one of them always seems to fall short. Going in to this, the four of us… Robert, Eric, Dean and myself knew what we were up against. We decided in due fairness to friends, fans and the legacy of STP that it needs more than time was allowing me. And in all fairness to my bandmates in Linkin Park, as well as to myself and to my family, I’m going to focus solely on Linkin Park so I can contribute 100%. It’s been an amazing experience and a dream come true, and I look forward to the future of both STP and Linkin Park.
What an amazing and beautiful few years we’ve all had together. It was our honor to play and see all of you recently on tour. We have thoroughly enjoyed our time together with Chester not only professionally, but even more so on a personal level. Sadly, it was evident that scheduling and time was working against us. Within this, there is a new beginning. There is an abundance of new music written, some of which is already recorded. We have had the fortune of playing with some very talented singers over the last few months and will continue to do so until each of us feels and knows when the right person arrives.
Robert, Eric, Dean
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